Weight lifting progress MUST be planned in a weight lifting program.
There must be some way to increase the amount of weight you lift or increase the number of reps lifted with a weight over time.
This is the ONLY way to make amazing progress.
Trust me… increase the weight every workout, and you will build muscle!
This works every time. For anyone and everyone.
Most programs just tell you to make weight increases whenever possible.
You need more than a simple statement… “Just increase the weight whenever you can.” Instead, you need to know when to increase the weight and you need a weight training program that HELPS you increase the weight.
If you have no weight lifting progression, you have nothing. You will not look much different than you did at the start. Why lift weights if you're not progressing?
Start getting stronger and start building muscle. You won't find a single person that went from lifting 100 pounds to lifting 500 pounds that didn't build muscle.
The whole key to progress in weight lifting is building muscle and gaining strength. If you are increasing the weight lifted or increasing the number of reps with a weight, you are gaining strength and most likely building muscle along the way.
What's The Point Of Weight Training?
If a program does not include plans to increase weight lifted or reps completed on exercises, then the program is no good!
What's the point of the program if you never progress?
Ditch the program if there's no progression plan. You want weight lifting progress? Get you a new program that actually plans for it.
Don't just start lifting weights with no plan. Don't take a weight lifting routine listed in some magazine or website with a list of exercises and number of sets and simply do the routine.
Make yourself a plan for each week and understand how you're going to progress.
Have a plan for when you hit a wall in terms of strength. You will eventually hit a wall on some of your exercises. Know what to do and why you're doing it. Plan your weight lifting progress and stay ahead of the game.
A Plan for Progression
Let me give you a good example if you're not quite catching what I'm trying to say. Let's say you've just started a program and you're first exercise of your first workout is the Squat.
The program you've planned out says to do 135 pounds for 6 reps.
You put the weight on the bar and pound out 6 easy reps with 135 pounds. Easy. Right? The next workout comes around.
The Squat is your first exercise. Your plan for the next workout says to increase the weight from 135 pounds to 155 pounds for 8 reps. You increase the weight the following workout and pound out 8 easy reps.
By the end of 8 weeks or so, you are squatting 315 pounds for 6 reps. So, over the period of 8 weeks you went from squatting 135 pounds to squatting 315 pounds and you set a new record for yourself!
That is planned progression! A good workout program will have a planned weight increase from start to finish on all exercises.
There may be planned decreases during the program, but overall the weight will increase.
Do you know what happened to the size of your thighs as you went from squatting 135 pounds to 315 pounds? If you were on a muscle building diet, you're thighs may have increased from 23 inches to 25 inches!!!
If you had done those routines that you found in the magazine you bought at the grocery store, you'd be the same size that you were when you started. And you will have wasted lots of time and money in the process.
Built In Tactics That Help You Make Progress
Good programs will have built in tactics to help you increase the amount of weight lifted. The WLC System I founded and developed has these tactics built in, and they work, period.
Different programs will have different tactics and all tactics are fine as long as they work!
Beginners will most likely be able to increase the weight lifted from workout to workout in small amounts. Most of the time, beginners can increase the weight 5 to 10 pounds on most exercises for several weeks at a time.
Intermediates should be able to increase the weight lifted for a while, but eventually, they will need to decrease the weight and give the body a break.
The WLC System has special recovery techniques built in tactically to allow intermediate and advanced weight lifters to continue their progress.
The big difference in intermediate and advanced weight lifters is the advanced lifters will be happy with smaller strength increases over time because so much weight is already lifted. An advanced lifter is closer to his/her maximum strength levels and will have to live with small strength gains.
No matter what level you are at, you must always be focused on weightlifting progress. Progression in weightlifting is the only way to continue on the journey to the body of your dreams.
Will You Reach Your Limits?
Maybe you're asking how do I always progress? Won't I reach a limit? Everyone has limits, but those that think they have limits will never reach their true limits.
You're body is amazing and can do things you never believed it could do. Trust in yourself and trust in this program I have developed and you will eventually reach your true limits.
I have built a program that will always allow you to progress from start to finish. Always progress. Don't stop on that road…keep going until you reach your goals and then never stop when you reach them!!!
Most of the time people are fighting an uphill battle that is too hard for them. This is why so many people quit!
Well, I am here to turn that battle around and make it a downhill battle! Head on down the road today. I will be here to help you along those bumps in the road. Weight Lifting Progress is my specialty.
It's time for you to start using the WLC System.